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Why "Floating" May Be The Best Therapy Available
Why “Floating” May Be The Best Therapy Available

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Why “Floating” May Be The Best Therapy Available

Floating SPA Treatment

Perhaps you have heard of the spa phenomenon called “floating.” As you can tell by the name when you go “floating” you literally go float. Not in the air, but in a sensory deprivation tank full of salt water. It may sound weird and like a hype spa treatment, but believe it or not, it is actually highly beneficial, and pretty fun.

What exactly is floating? It usually involves a pod or a room, sometimes called Isolation tanks, filled with supersaturated magnesium water (achieved with pouring a lot of Epson salt into the water). The presence of so much salt makes the tank almost like a zero gravity environment, so your body becomes completely buoyant. You float just under the surface of the water, with your head resting on a floating device for some extra support.

What does it do? Floating has many benefits, both physically and mentally. Because your senses are completely deprived, floating helps you to focus 100% internally and thus helps with stress reduction, anxiety relief, and promotes relaxation. It can also serve as a meditation practice and will help you to have a more restful sleep. In fact, an hour in the tank can revive you as much as a four-hour nap. If you find yourself battling intense headaches, panic attacks, or are in a lot of physical pain from working out, or just lugging around heavy bags all day, then some time in the tank will relieve almost all of your worries.

Beyond the benefits of sensory deprivation, the Epson salt in the water providing the supersaturation of magnesium is also very beneficial. Magnesium helps to balance the calcium levels in the body and also helps to relax muscles, reduce stress, balance out some wacko hormones, as well as normalize blood pressure and can even reduce the risk of cancer.

If you are willing to be completely deprived of your sense of sight and hearing and float in a tank for 30-90 minutes, you are surely not going to regret it. Remember, you-time is time always well spent.

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